IN MEMORIAM: Richard J. Young, 74, Milford; Xerox Retiree
MILFORD – Richard J. Young, 74, of Milford, who travelled throughout the East Coast and Puerto Rico as a service manager for Xerox and an avid fisherman in his retirement, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home after a long illness.
He was born April 20, 1940, in Utica, the son of John O. and Alberta M. (Moore) Young. He married Joan L. Eggleston on Jan. 24, 1960.
He attended Milford Central School, graduating in 1958, and in 1961 earned a degree in mechanical technology at SUNY Morrisville.
In 1960-63, he was service manager at Stevens Oldsmobile, Cortland. He then joined the Xerox Corp., where he worked for 36 years. This job provided many opportunities for travel as well as career advancement, taking him to New York, Conecticut, Puerto Rico and North Carolina. His last assignment was manager of customer service operations in the Carolinas.
In his leisure time, Dick enjoyed big game fishing, boating, wood working, piloting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
His father-in-law, Niles Eggleston, introduced him to fly fishing, and he spent many hours fishing from a canoe one the Susquehanna. The hobby took him on trips to the Canadian wilderness and Alaska.
After retiring, he and Joan lived and traveled in an RV, fulfilling a life-long dream of fishing all the salmon runs in Alaska.
He and Joan retired to Milford Center, where they built a home. He was civic minded and strived to give back to his community.
In addition to this wife, survivors include his two children, Richard G. Young and his wife, Christine, of Chino Hills, Calif., and Kimberly Ann Hall and her husband, Rob, of Harwinton, Conn.; five grandsons, Richard M. and Mitchell A. Young, and Ryan, Adam, and Connor Hall, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Chuck Young.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, with the Rev. Bruce McCardel, pastor of the Susquehanna Valley Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Milford Cemetery.
Calling hours are 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Suite 204, Albany, NY 12005 or Alliance Defending Freedom, 15100 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale AZ 85260
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com, which handled arrangements.